Philips HZ 5100 Fan

Recently I acquired this lovely looking retro fan, probably dating from the 1960s. To be honest, looking lovely is really all it’s good for. The rubbery blades, though doubtlessly very safe, provide very little airflow. But maybe that’s just because this is an old and tired little fan, longing for death and redemption. It only cost me 1,95 euros to …

Quartz 5 Film Camera <BR>Part II

I’m still chewing away on the Quartz 5 film camera -as the internet meme goes: we will rebuild! There’s only about twenty parts still unaccounted for, as far as figuring out their original position in this ingenious piece of machinery goes. In total, there’s about 340 pieces, and though they don’t make much of a molehill, it’s quite the mountain* …

Two Philips Curling Irons

I don’t like to leave things to chance, but I really don’t have a choice, do I? So I really appreciate the happy coincidences chance sometimes serves up. A couple of months back, while reorganizing my storage area, I discovered I had two Philips curling irons that looked remarkably alike. They were bought on separate occasions, though I can’t recall …